The region

The Limousin is a paradise for nature lovers (for instance, there is the possibility to walk, fish, cycle, go for a horse-ride and to play golf).

The Limousin consists of the departments Creuse, Corrèze and Haute-Vienne. It is a wooded and hilly area with many rivers. The numerous lakes, the medieval villages, the Roman churches and the characteristic building style make this area very much worth exploring.

The region has a particularly rich cultural and historical heritage, as demonstrated by the many castles along the Route of Richard the Lionheart, as well as the Pilgrim’s Route (Lemovicensis) which goes through the Creuse all the way to Santiago de Compostella.

Other specialties are the Limoges porcelain, the enamel of the Limousin and the tapestries of Aubusson, which have been internationally recognised. These artistic traditions are still very much alive in the area. In the summer, the region also offers many cultural festivities, exhibitions and events, which are well known far beyond the borders of both the province and the country.